Economic Development & Planning

Zoning Ordinance

VILLAGE of LANSING, ILLINOIS

TABLE of CONTENTS

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ARTICLE I TITLE, PURPOSE, AND INTENT 1-1
1.1 Title 1-1
1.2 Purpose and Intent 1-1
1.3 Applicability 1-2
1.4 Transition Rules 1-2
1.5 Severability 1-4
1.6 Effective Date 1-4
1.7 Repeal of Previous Ordinance 1-4
   
ARTICLE II ADMINISTRATION 2-1
PART 1: Administrative Bodies and Officials... 2-1
2.1 Village Board of Trustees 2-1
2.2 Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals 2-1
2.3 Planning and Development Director 2-3
2.4 Building Commissioner 2-4
2.5 Village Clerk 2-4
   
PART 2: Administrative Procedures 2-6
2.6 Applications 2-6
2.7 Public Hearings 2-8
2.8 Building Permit 2-9
2.9 Certificate of Occupancy 2-10
2.10 Zoning Certification 2-11
2.11 Sign Permits 2-12
2.12 Site Plan Review 2-12
2.13 Zoning Map and Text Amendments 2-15
2.14 Special Uses 2-17
2.15 Variations 2-21
2.16 Appeals 2-24
2.17 Zoning Interpretations 2-26
2.18 Enforcement and Penalties 2-27
   
ARTICLE III NONCONFORMITIES 3-1
3.1 Purpose 3-1
3.2 Authority to Continue 3-1
3.3 Nonconforming Uses of Land, Buildings, or Structures 3-1
3.4 Nonconforming Buildings and Structures 3-3
3.5 Nonconforming Lots of Records 3-5
3.6 Nonconforming Signs 3-6
   
ARTICLE IV ZONING DISTRICTS 4-1
4.1 Establishment of Zoning Districts 4-1
4.2 Zoning Map 4-1
4.3 Annexed Land 4-2
4.4 Exemptions for Public Utilities 4-2
   
ARTICLE V RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS 5-1
5.1 Residential District Purpose Statements 5-1
5.2 Permitted and Special Uses 5-1
5.3 Yard and Bulk Regulations. 5-1
5.4 General Standards of Applicability 5-2
   
ARTICLE VI BUSINESS DISTRICTS 6-1
6.1 Business District Purpose Statements 6-1
6.2 Permitted and Special Uses 6-2
6.3 Yard and Bulk Regulations 6-2
6.4 General Standards of Applicability 6-2
   
ARTICLE VII M1 MANUFACTURING DISTRICTS 7-1
7.1 M1 Limited Manufacturing District Purpose Statement 7-1
7.2 Permitted and Special Uses 7-1
7.3 Yard and Bulk Regulations 7-1
7.4 General Standards of Applicability. 7-1
   
ARTICLE VIII SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS 8-1
8.1 AT Airport Technical Overlay District Purpose Statement 8-1
8.2 Permitted and Special Uses 8-1
8.3 Yard and Bulk Regulations 8-1
8.4 General Standards of Applicability 8-1
   
ARTICLE IX SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS 9-1
9.1 General Provisions 9-1
9.2 Accessory Buildings, Structures and Uses 9-2
9.3 Permitted Encroachments 9-8
9.4 Environmental Performance Standards 9-13
   
ARTICLE X USE STANDARDS 10-1
10.1 Use of Land and Buildings 10-1
10.2 Standards for Specific Uses 10-1
10.3 Temporary Uses 10-10
   
ARTICLE XI OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING 11-1
11.1 General Provisions 11-1
11.2 Computation 11-2
11.3 Design and Size 11-3
11.4 Location of Spaces 11-5
11.5 Shared Parking 11-6
11.6 Accessible Parking 11-6
11.7 Stacking Spaces for Drive-Through Facilities 11-7
11.8 Off-Street Loading 11-7
11.9 Commercial Vehicles in Residential Districts. 11-9
11.10 Recreational Vehicles in Residential Districts 11-10
11.11 Off-Street Parking Requirements 11-10
   
ARTICLE XII LANDSCAPING AND SCREENING 12-1
12.1 Purpose 12-1
12.2 Landscape Plan 12-1
12.3 Selection Installation and Maintenance of Plant Materials 12-2
12.4 Design Criteria 12-2
12.5 Minimum Landscaping of Yards 12-4
12.6 Parkway Landscaping 12-5
12.7 Parking Lot Landscaping 12-5
12.8 Landscape Buffers Between Uses 12-7
12.9 Screening of Refuse Disposal Dumpsters 12-9
12.10 Screening of Loading Berths 12-9
12.11 Screening of Manufacturing Activities and Outdoor Storage 12-9
12.12 Changes to Approved Landscape Plans 12-9
   
ARTICLE XIII SIGNS 13-1
13.1 Purpose 13-1
13.2 Signs Prohibited 13-1
13.3 Exempt Signs 13-2
13.4 Locational Requirements 13-5
13.5 Illumination 13-5
13.6 Sign Area Computation 13-6
13.7 Construction and Design Standards 13-9
13.8 Litter Control 13-9
13.9 Maintenance 13-9
13.10 Landscape Requirements 13-9
13.11 Wind Pressure and Dead Load Requirements 13-9
13.12 Identification and Marking 13-9
13.13 Sign Standards By Sign Type 13-9
13.14 Regulation by District Classification 13-13
13.15 Variations 13-14
13.16 Master Sign Plan Regulations 13-14
13.17 Enforcement 13-16
13.18 Nonconforming Signs 13-17
13.19 Designation of Classic Signs 13-18
13.20 Revocation of Sign Permit 13-19
   
ARTICLE XIV DEFINITIONS 14-1
14.1 Definitions Generally 14-1
14.2 Rules for Generic Use Definitions 14-1A thru K 
14.3 General and Generic Use Definitions

14-2  L thru Z

   
LIST OF TABLES  
TABLE 2.1: Zoning Procedures and Administration Table 2-28
TABLE 5.1: Residential District Use Table 5-3
TABLE 5.2: Residential District Yard and Bulk Regulations 5-5
TABLE 6.1: Business District Use Table 6-3
TABLE 6.2: Business District Yard and Bulk Regulations 6-6
TABLE 7.1: Manufacturing District Use Table 7-3
TABLE 7.2: Manufacturing District Yard and Bulk Regulations 7-4

TABLE 8.1: Special Purpose District Use Table

8-3
TABLE 8.2: Special Purpose District Yard and Bulk Regulations 8-4
TABLE 9.1: Permitted Encroachments 9-9

TABLE 9.2: Noise Performance Standards

9-13
TABLE 11.1: Off-Street Loading Requirements 11-8
TABLE 11.2: Off-Street Parking Requirements 11-11
TABLE 13.1: Sign Requirements for Residential Districts 13-13
TABLE 13.2: Sign Requirements for Non-Residential Districts 13-15
   
LIST OF FIGURES  
FIGURE  9-1: Sight Distance Triangle 9-2
FIGURE  9-2: No Cut-Off Light Source 9-5
FIGURE 9-3: Fences Permitted on Corner Lot 9-6
FIGURE 11-1: Off-Street Parking Dimensions 11-3
FIGURE 13-1: Calculation of Freestanding Sign Area 13-7
FIGURE 13-2: Calculation of Building-Mounted Sign Area 13-8
FIGURE 14-1: Basement 14-5
FIGURE 14-2: Building Height. 14-6
FIGURE 14-3: Principal and Accessory Buildings 14-7
FIGURE 14-4: Single-Family Dwelling. 14-11
FIGURE 14-5: Townhouse Dwelling Units 14-11
FIGURE 14-6: Two-Family Dwelling Units 14-12
FIGURE 14-7: Floor Area Ratio 14-14
FIGURE 14-8: Corner Lot 14-17
FIGURE 14-9: Reverse Corner Lot 14-18
FIGURE 14-10: Through Lot 14-18
FIGURE 14-11: Lot Width 14-19
FIGURE 14-12: Building Setback 14-27
FIGURE 14-13: Yards 14-33
   
APPENDICES  
APPENDIX A  Approved Parkway Trees A-1
APPENDIX B  Global Use Table B-1